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ukja 07-05-2010 04:40 PM

Work in progress
I've been a member and lurker of fitaday for a few months now, I'm not big on bragging or posting stuff about myself on forums but I'm starting to feel a sense of pride at what I have accomplished so far.

I started in January this year as a 314 lb 40 y/o male who smoked 40 cigarettes and easily ate a 16" pizza all to myself:p

A condensed version is I quit smoking, started a crazy green smoothie diet (500 Cal a day) Started exercising and then burnt out, zero energy, I had lost 88 lbs and felt "good" but I was exhausted. I was working out everyday for 60 minutes, 30 cardio and 30 strength but I just had no energy. I researched all I could and decided that diet I was on did not give me what I needed to live on and so began the education of a healthy lifestyle.

I read everything I could find, joined Fitaday and started to log my food and exercise. learned and read a lot more. I stopped being on a diet because a diet is something you do for a while to reach a goal but I am changing my lifestyle and eating habits or hte rest of my life so I don't consider what I do now a diet. I gain 25 lb when I started eating normal food again but I was able to train everyday again. Over the next couple of months my weight cycled up and down between 235-250 lb never staying constant, due to the craziness I had subjected my body too.

Today I woke up and weighed myself to see the glorious 230 lb which puts my weight loss at 84lb. I am happy and healthly working out 120 minutes a day and eating more food that I did at the start of this year :D

Just want to add props to fitday.

mtlgirl 07-05-2010 05:07 PM

Wow! Congratulations on quitting smoking and reaching such amazing fitness and nutrition goals. Your story is very inspiring! Great job!

rommel77 07-07-2010 03:07 AM

Nice job and keep it up:cool:

agarfield 07-07-2010 02:27 PM

That's wonderful! I agree with you on changing from a diet mentality to working toward a healthy lifestyle. That distinction was important for me too. Keep it up and congratulations on your hard work!

rpmcduff 07-07-2010 03:07 PM

Congratulations and welcome to the healthy lifestyle!!

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